Australia named squad for series against WI
SYDNEY: Star all-rounder Shane Watson and pacer Doug Bollinger returned to Australia''s 13-member squad on Wednesday after a brief break for the first two one-dayers of a five-match series against the West Indies starting February 7.
The first match of the series will be played here and the second ODI is scheduled in Adelaide on February 9.
"The National Selection Panel has named a largely unchanged squad for the opening two Commonwealth Bank Series matches against the West Indies," NSP Chairman Andrew Hilditch said.
"Two changes have been made from Sunday''s match at the WACA, with Shane Watson and Doug Bollinger returning after having their workload managed for the final two matches against Pakistan," he added.
Batsman Adam Voges, who was included in the team for the last two one-dayers against Pakistan, has been left out of the team for the West Indies series. The team will be led by Ricky Ponting with Michael Clarke as his deputy.
"Adam Voges is extremely unlucky to be omitted from the squad after having limited opportunities against Pakistan.
However with the returning players and the need to get the right balance in the squad of 13, Adam has unfortunately missed out on this occasion," Hilditch said.
The squad: Ricky Ponting (c), Michael Clarke, Doug Bollinger, Brad Haddin, Nathan Hauritz, Ryan Harris, James Hopes, Mike Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Marsh, Clint McKay, Shane Watson, Cameron White.